Geoffrey Flitton

Born

19th February 1943 at Stockeld Park Maternity Hospital, Spofforth

Background

Grew up in Yeadon, interviewed at his home in Rawdon

Date of Interview

3rd September 2020

“Geoff Flitton has given permission for his interview and pics to go on the Back Chat website.”

Emma Flitton-Morgan (Daughter, 23rd September 2020)

Geoffrey Flitton is a quietly spoken and unassuming man with hidden talents.

This man is a superb artist of unbelievable quality. He talks of his art as if it were an everyday occurrence – just a thing that he has always done – but his is not a run of the mill talent. You can see some of his paintings below and judge for yourself.

Geoff also hand painted on Silver Cross prams for the rich and famous and in his spare time was a member of a band – The Avengers – which had a constant flow of gigs.

This varied and full life makes easy and pleasurable listening.

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton

Sound Engineer David Myers


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You can listen to the entire recording by clicking the start arrow or, you can move the slider to one of times shown for the headings opposite, they are a guide to the many things we chatted about.
Coronavirus0.32
Boris Johnson06.53
Early Life in Spofforth07.51 
Parents – Arthur Flitton & Ann Hardwick08.12
Wendy Wools08.29
Back Alma Street09.35
WW2 (Father)11.05
South View School15.43
Skiffle Group22.34
Silver Cross24.12
Art28.41
Family Holidays in Morecambe29.31
Christmas31.11
Married Life, Kathleen Rawnsley33.20
The Avengers 34.09
Jewellery, Painting39.28
Yeadon Cricket Club49.04
Donald Trump51.04
Brexit52.18

 

Please take into consideration when listening to these interviews that the meaning of language changes over time and that interviewees have not intended to cause offence by anything said which now may be thought to be unacceptable.

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Carlo Harrison

Recording this social history, chatting to different people about a whole host of subjects is a real pleasure, such an interesting and I think worthwhile project for people to listen to both now and in years to come.

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Carlo Harrison